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Pirates Of The Caribbean Actor Wants Johnny Depp To Return For Next Movie

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Pirates Of The Caribbean Actor Wants Johnny Depp To Return For Next Movie

Pirates of the Caribbean star Kevin McNally has voiced his support for Johnny Depp and says the actor should return for the sixth instalment in Disney's long running pirate adventure film saga.

During a conversation with his Pirates of the Caribbean co-star Greg Ellis on his podcast The Respondent, Kevin, who played First Mate Joshamee Gibbs, said it would be "criminal" for Johnny's character Captain Jack Sparrow.

Johnny Depp has starred in Pirates of the Caribbean since 2003 (Credit: Disney)
Johnny Depp has starred in Pirates of the Caribbean since 2003 (Credit: Disney)

When asked if Depp should appear in the next Pirates of the Caribbean film, McNally said: "Yes is the simple answer to that. My feelings about this are very complex because in a sense there was a slight feeling that the franchise itself had played out a little bit, so a reboot is a reasonable idea.

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"I don't think a reboot, if you concentrate on younger characters, should still exclude Jack Sparrow."

McNally's comments come after Disney reportedly stopped the possibility of Johnny Depp appearing in any future Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Margot Robbie is set to star in an upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film (Credit: PA)
Margot Robbie is set to star in an upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film (Credit: PA)

The Hollywood Reporter claims that whilst the franchise's producer Jerry Bruckheimer was keen for Depp to reprise his role, Disney 'balked' at the idea because of the potential damage that it could do to their family friendly image.

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Depp recently lost a damaging civil case against The Sun after they published a headline calling him a 'wife beater'.

Johnny Depp stepped down from his role in the Fantastic Beasts franchise (Credit: Warner Bros.)
Johnny Depp stepped down from his role in the Fantastic Beasts franchise (Credit: Warner Bros.)

Following the court's decision, Depp and Warner Bros. announced that the actor would step down from his role in the Fantastic Beasts film series. His role of Gellert Grindelwald was recast shortly after, with Mads Mikkelsen taking over the role for the upcoming third film.

The next Pirates of the Caribbean film is set to star Margot Robbie as a new character who will take the reins from Captain Jack Sparrow. Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson will pen the new Pirates film, which is said to be a wholly original story with new characters.

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Bruckheimer is attached to produce the Margot Robbie-led Pirates of the Caribbean film which is still in early development.

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Topics: Film News, johnny depp, Disney, TV and Film, Celebrity, Celebrity News

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